Executive Director, COBD :Pacific Training Centre Division – Job Description

Last Updated
May 25, 2022
Job Title
Executive Director, COBD :Pacific Training Centre Division
Reports to
Pacific Training Centre Board of Directors

Job Duties

Division Board Administration and Support

  1. Support the operations and administration of the Division Board by advising and informing Board members and interfacing between Board and staff.
  2. Implement the strategic goals and objectives of the division.
  3. Enable the Division Board to fulfill its governance function, and to give direction and leadership toward the achievement of the division’s philosophy, mission, strategy, and its annual goals and objectives.


  1. Act as Director of the Pacific Training Centre Division, responsible for the programs and operations of the division.
  2. Serve as a member of the PTC team.
  3. Serve as a strong, positive and active role model for staff, students and participants.
  4. Serve as the appointed leader, under the Division boards direction, on decisions affecting the division.
  5. Participate in all staff events such as regular meetings and retreats.

Program and Service Delivery

  1. Oversee design, marketing, promotion, delivery and quality of programs and services.

Financial Management

  1. Recommend a yearly division budget for Division Board approval and prudently manage the division’s resources within those budget guidelines according to current bylaws, laws, and regulations.

Human Resource Management:

  1. Effectively manage the human resources of the organization according to personnel policies and procedures that fully conform to current bylaws, laws, and regulations.
  2. Oversee all employees including evaluation, meetings, case review, ongoing training, hiring and releasing of staff.
  3. Oversee all volunteers including evaluation, meetings, case review, ongoing training, hiring and releasing of volunteers.

Policy and CARF Standards

  1. Work with Program and Student Affairs Coordinator and Director of Operations to develop, Monitor, update, evaluate and implement policy and procedures for the division.
  2. Communicate policy to other staff and the Division board.
  3. Work with the Division board to adopt policy.
  4. Ensure all standards and requirements specified by the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) are followed.
  5. Make important decisions on behalf of the division in overarching and urgent matters such as emergency situations, temporary program closures, and other critical incidents.

Community and Public Relations

  1. Make sure the centre and its mission, programs and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive manner to relevant stakeholders.
  2. Serve as the primary spokesperson for the division.
  3. Serve as educator in the community: make presentations and speak with government, public and private organizations about the division and about the potential and abilities of blind/DeafBlind people.
  4. foster mutually helpful relationships with other community groups and government.


  1. Oversee fundraising planning and implementation, including identifying resource requirements, researching funding sources, establishing strategies to approach funders, overseeing event organization, submitting proposals and administrating fundraising records and documentation.


  1. Candidate must be legally blind.
  2. Demonstrates a strong belief in the unlimited potential of blind/DeafBlind people, and in the ability of blind/DeafBlind people to take charge of their own lives and destinies.
  3. Possess a strong commitment to the positive, structured discovery method of blindness skills training.
  4. Demonstrate strong management and leadership skills.
  5. Demonstrate strong strategic, goal-setting and organization skills.
  6. Experience in fundraising and fund development.
  7. Experience in public relations.
  8. Experience in event organizing.
  9. A Bachelor’s Degree in non-profit management or at least 7 years of non-profit leadership experience.
  10. A degree, diploma or Certificate in rehabilitation, education, Human Services, Social Work, or Community Social Services or a relevant combination of education and experiences that equate to at least two years an asset.
  11. Graduate of a structured discovery centre.
  12. Experience in a relevant field of knowledge with blindness/DeafBlindness experience preferred.
  13. Working knowledge of Braille, adaptive speech and Braille technology, travel with the long white cane, and other aspects of blindness/DeafBlindness skills.
  14. Experience in teaching adults and an understanding of the unique needs of adult learners.
  15. Experience working with people who have various disabilities in conjunction with blindness such as physical challenges, learning disabilities, brain injuries and mental health conditions.
  16. Strong belief in and understanding of using problem solving to teach blindness/DeafBlindness skills and the centre’s positive approach to blindness/DeafBlindness.
  17. Willing to learn the structured discovery / problem-solving method of teaching used at the centre.
  18. Must be detail oriented and possess effective research skills.
  19. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  20. A willingness to be flexible.
  21. A willingness to help out occasionally during extra activities such as virtual events or group outings/recreational activities.
  22. Ability to serve as an appropriate role model for participants.
  23. Ability to work in a collaborative manner with the centre Community.
  24. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with participants, staff, families/support systems, and the Division Board of Directors.
  25. Ability to provide supervision to improve overall division quality.
  26. Ability to make difficult decisions with composure, tact and dignity.
  27. Ability to maintain materials of a highly confidential nature.
  28. Ability to deal effectively with questions or problems, seeking assistance when needed.
  29. Ability to exhibit emotional control, patience and persistence in extremely stressful situations.
  30. Ability to make decisions using sound judgment with information at hand.
  31. Sensitivity to, and appreciation of, participants’ diverse backgrounds.